How to Handle Those Fast Approaching Winter Blues

We’ve turned back the clocks. Scarves and tuques are coming out of their back-of-the-closet hibernation.

Retail stores will be playing Jingle Bells over their sound systems any day now. What’s that, George R. R. Martin? Winter is coming? Yeah, we get it.

For some ‘tis the season to be jolly but for others ‘tis quite the opposite. According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, up to 35 per cent of Canadians will soon be getting the “winter blues” and two to five per cent will suffer from the clinical form, Seasonal Affective Disorder, also aptly known as SAD.


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